Global DNA Methylation in the Limbic System of Cattle
AbstractTo elucidate the extent to which DNA methylation varies across multiple tissues in the brain and between animals, we have quantified global DNA methylation in tissues comprising the limbic system for six Red Angus x Simmental steers. Global DNA methylation was measured in nine regions of the bovine brain: amygdala, the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, cingulate gyrus, dorsal raphe, hippocampus, hypothalamus, nucleus accumbens, periaqueductal gray and prefrontal cortex. DNA methylation varies among animals for each tissue type and varies among tissue types for each animal. The highest amounts of DNA methylation were found in the amygdala, cingulate gyrus and dorsal raphe, while the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, nucleus accumbens and periaqueductal gray had the lowest amounts of DNA methylation. A heatmap sorted by k-means clustering was generated to graphically display percent DNA methylation in relation to tissue type and animal number. This is the first study to report measures of DNA methylation in the limbic system of the bovine brain and can be used to inform the cattle genomics community of expected variation in cattle brain methylation. View Full-Text
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Cantrell, B.; Lachance, H.; Murdoch, B.; Sjoquist, J.; Funston, R.; Weaber, R.; McKay, S. Global DNA Methylation in the Limbic System of Cattle. Epigenomes 2019, 3, 8.
Cantrell B, Lachance H, Murdoch B, Sjoquist J, Funston R, Weaber R, McKay S. Global DNA Methylation in the Limbic System of Cattle. Epigenomes. 2019; 3(2):8.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cantrell, Bonnie; Lachance, Hannah; Murdoch, Brenda; Sjoquist, Julia; Funston, Richard; Weaber, Robert; McKay, Stephanie. 2019. "Global DNA Methylation in the Limbic System of Cattle." Epigenomes 3, no. 2: 8.
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